Letter to the Editor Reply

By Sophie Weidhaas – Contributing writer

In Response to the Recent Crime Log:

Each student is assigned to a designated parking lot on campus – mine being the MVS lot, next to Bancroft, and let me tell you, there is nothing more frustrating than getting back from work at midnight and having my designated lot full of cars that do not have the parking permit to park there.

I am paying $600 each year to park my car in the lot next to the dorm I live in, and find it to be absolutely ridiculous that this is my only option. Driving across campus to park somewhere else in a different lot results in a ticket for not parking in my designated spot. When calling Campus Police, they tell me there’s nothing they can do besides ticketing. This ultimately doesn’t help students from parking in other lots. So this is a letter to all students, asking to respect other student’s lots. Do not take someone’s spot away because you wish your spot was placed elsewhere.

Instead, contact MyParking and ask to switch lots. There might not be one available immediately, but odds are something will open up the following semester.

I’m sure someone else on campus is having the same problem and wants to switch lots too…if that doesn’t work, post in the class Facebook pages to see if anybody else is waiting to switch. It’s as simple as that, but it isn’t fair that you are taking up somebody else’s spot, when they are paying that much money, and then we can all stop complaining about all the tickets we have been receiving.

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